Transgender Toolbox

NOTE: This is a Recorded Session of the workshop that takes place live on January 29, 2022. You will be sent the Zoom link after the session takes place and have until Dec 31 to watch it, from February 14-December 31, 2022.


Research indicates that transgender people, especially people with disabilities and people of color, are at risk for lower mental and physical health outcomes when compared with the general population.

Healthcare professionals work as a team to support diverse patient populations.  It is essential to educate each member of the team in areas of treatment and cultural differences that impact care.  However, studies show that most healthcare providers receive little to no training on transgender health issues.

This presentation will lay a foundation of knowledge, enabling clinicians to leave the session with tools that can be implemented directly into care across the continuum. By achieving a greater competency in transgender health topics, participants will be empowered to advocate for the unique needs of transgender patients that may impact their health outcomes.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

·      Explain basic terminology relating to transgender people.

·      Identify medical and social issues that may impact healthcare for transgender patients.

·      Identify and implement at least 3 strategies to create a safe and therapeutic space for transgender patients.


Cory Grandinetti, MA, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist—Rehab Without Walls

Cory is an occupational therapist working with Rehab Without Walls (RWW).  He began his career working on an inpatient rehabilitation clinic team.  He then transitioned to a home and community neuro rehab team with RWW. He enjoyed supporting patients’ transitions home and later enjoyed administrator experience as he served as the Director of Clinical Management at RWW for Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

Cory has presented locally at the University of Washington, nationally at the Academy for Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, and internationally at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Conference. Clinically, Cory is a passionate advocate for underserved populations and for sharing knowledge and information. His additional interests include spinal cord treatment and sex after disability.